University of Maryland Extension

Job Openings with the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program

Nutrient Management Advisor (Coordinator)- Allegany, Carroll County, Caroline County, Wicomico County (three different positions available)

35-Exempt Contingent Category 2

Position Number: 124706 (Allegany), 124692 (Carroll), 124691 (Caroline), 124689 (Wicomico)

Summary/Purpose of Position: Nutrient management advisors develop nutrient management plans for agricultural producers to balance nutrient inputs with crop requirements, thus enhancing production potential, improving farm profitability, reducing excess nutrient inputs into the Chesapeake Bay and enabling producers to comply with the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998.

Candidate will: 

  • develop and deliver nutrient management plans using specially designed software and software applications;
  • explain nutrient management planning and plans to agricultural producers;
  • perform phosphorus risk assessments when required to complete plans;
  • demonstrate proper techniques of soil and manure sampling for agricultural producers and when appropriate, collect soil and manure samples;
  • sample and analyze soils for soil nitrate (PSNT and FSNT);
  • demonstrate and train agricultural producers in equipment calibration and yield check procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of agricultural production practices and cropping systems;
  • High school Diploma or GED;
  • 4 years of experience as an agricultural producer or advisor to producers (or higher education equivalent);
  • Personal transportation and a valid driver’s license.


  • Experience working with agricultural producers;
  • BS or MS in agronomy or plant sciences;
  • Certification by the Maryland Department of Agriculture as a Nutrient Management Consultant.

Additional Certifications:

  • Within one year of employment achieve certification through the Maryland Department of Agriculture as a Nutrient Management Consultant; maintain this certification.
  • If offered employment, individual will be required before beginning job assignment to obtain (and satisfactorily pass) a background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.  

Posting Date: 02/28/2019 (Carroll), 3/11/2019 (Caroline and Wicomico), 3/25/2019 (Allegany)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Best Consideration Date: 03/18/2019 (Carroll), 3/25/2019 (Caroline and Wicomico), 4/15/2019 (Allegany)

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